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Asia-Pacific Youth meeting on Rio+20 and Mountain Agenda, August 2011 (for Youth)
8 Aug 2011 - 12 Aug 2011
Kathmandu, Nepal

This landmark event will help youth develop and project its voice in environmental awareness raising and decision making. Attended by over 40 young people from ICIMOD?s eight regional member countries and the wider Asia-Pacific region selected from 1,050 applications, the event will focus on formulating policy recommendations for UNFCCC COP 17 and Rio+20, developing Asia-Pacific Youth?s position paper for Rio+20, and developing individual commitments and sustainability plans.

We hope this event will transform our existing network into a more vibrant and diverse one and link South Asian Youth with youth from the Central and Southeast Asian and Pacific regions, making the ICIMOD youth network a truly Asia-Pacific wide youth network. This network is expected to advocate the mountain agenda, climate change adaptation, and Rio+20 priority areas, and set a good tone for the contribution of young people to the Rio+20 meeting next year.

With the implementation of several activities in the recent past and many others planned for the near future, we hope to bring the International Year of Youth, August 2010 ? August 2011, to a meaningful conclusion.

Following are the outputs of this meeting:
Asia Pacific Youth Declaration on Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Asia Pacific Youth Position paper Towards Rio+20

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